Born in Saginaw, Michigan (right between your thumb and pointer finger), Gretchen has been performing since she was in grade school. She has had representation on and off since the age of twenty-one and finally took the plunge to study acting at Lee Strasberg in Manhattan. It is there where she found her love of the theatre, which she fondly refers to as walking on a tightrope without a net.
Gretchen has appeared in commercials, print ads, theatre productions, television and film. Recently she signed an exclusivity contract with BMG for television, film and commercials. Her manager is Sandy Gunar at Avanti Talent Management. She still freelances with several other agents in Manhattan for print as well.
Almost every waking moment is spent on her creative endeavors. While her passions for the arts take up a large portion of her time, she still volunteers every single day for Dogs In Danger ; an organization that gives dogs on death row one final chance at being adopted. She also fosters for North Shore Animal League.
She managed to pen a chic lit book a few years back. It can be purchased here: